The same flour supplier problem that led to the recall of millions of Hostess snack cakes and prepared baked goods at Chick Fil-A, Cinnabon, and a number of supermarket chains has struck again. Flour that may be contaminated with traces of peanuts was used to make Rold Gold pretzels, normally a food that is not supposed to contain nuts. [More]
Last night, something scary happened at the Macomb mall in Michigan: a man passed a pretzel stand employee a note demanding cash and stating that he had a gun. The employee handed over cash, and the robber left on foot. Police and mall security didn’t have to look very far, it turns out… they spotted the suspect at a standalone Chili’s restaurant that shares a parking lot with the mall. [More]
Archaeologists and carb lovers are excited over a recent find in Bavaria, where scientists unearthed a 250-year-old pretzel, still in pretty good shape — all because whoever made it biffed in the kitchen, burning the pretzel during the baking process.
Modern life poses many problems, but we didn’t think that “it’s too hard to make soft pretzels” was one of them. Following in the footsteps of small countertop appliances that make the baking of cupcakes, dog treats, and tiny pies significantly simpler but also significantly stupider, now you can buy a countertop soft pretzel maker that promises to simplify the process. Why? [More]
It’s every snack lover’s nightmare: you get your pretzel, dip it in the provided dipping sauce, and discover that the idiot behind the counter at Auntie Anne’s pretzels gave you the wrong sauce. Only they wouldn’t replace it for free because the snackers had already used the offending sauce. [More]
Carla is pretty angry at Godiva because the chocolatier won’t take her complaint seriously. She says she cracked both a porcelain veneer and the tooth underneath on a chocolate covered pretzel last October, and Godiva has told her, “We sent you an apology gift, what more do you want?”
Suffering from a low sodium diet? Or from too many delicious snacks? Goldfish pretzels may be for you. Apparently, a healthy chunk of the Goldfish package’s net weight may consist of salt. Reader Tresser McKay tells us: